The documentation of presentation of “Bad dream” BY Inga Galinytė, WINNER OF LIAA 2022 PRIZE


On 29 April, during OPEN SODAS, the artist Inga Galinytė presented her performative installation “Bad Dream”.

The performative installation Bad Dream reflects on the events of today’s brutal war in Ukraine and rethinks the traces of collective and personal traumatic experiences as well as the possible new mediums of co-existence. It is an ongoing, lingering, chronic process trying to transform into a slow, conscious, accepting presence in the present.

“The body rotates in microscopic movements, phrases are embroidered with white thread on white women’s overalls, strawberry seeds are removed one by one with the tip of a needle – allergens to life and to the feeling of abandonment. Nearby, dried apple seeds are being pressed with finger pads and a tower is being built out of la vie en rose. And other actions, there, nearby, are enveloped by a sound articulated as if under water. It lasts for hours, like an eternity.”

The soundtrack of the installation was sketched in collaboration with artist and composer Anna Papathanassiou.

Photo credits – Neda Rimaitė

Photo credits – Inga Galinytė




In 2022, for the third year in a row, LIAA organised a competition for the production of new work for LIAA members, the winner of which was Inga Galinytė with the piece “Bad Dream”.
The LIAA Prize is an important contribution to members’ creative practices, helping them to realise their ongoing projects, exhibitions, works in progress, or encouraging the initiative of new works and exhibitions. The winners of the LIAA Prize were selected by the Council of the association.

Organised by the Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association.
Activities of LIAA are financed by the Lithuanian Council for Culture and Vilnius City Municipality.
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